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I Am Plus Size and Beautiful

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 564 People

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    and take steps to keep yourself feeling safe and secure, if reading about body image and associated topics are triggering for you. I’m your stereotypical short and fat person. I’m 5’2”, currently a size 22, and currently weighing somewhere around the 17st mark. At my...
    ChocolateCurvesModel ChocolateCurvesModel 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Am Actually Starting to Believe This...........

    ~ YAY ME! ~ ~ My name is Teri. I'm 37 years old, & I'm a plus sized woman. I'm beautiful inside & OUT! ~ ~ The true miracle of me is that I'm really starting to believe that. I'm beautiful, all you have to do is look in my eyes, the beauty is there for all to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    Supporting Plus Size

    I think size is a very big deal in this world. I for one, don't get what the big deal is. People need to look around and realize that in this life, just as you can become whoever you want, you can be whatever size you want. I'm a designer. Only just starting out this year. I am...
    TFJM TFJM 26-30 1 Response May 26, 2013

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    I was built the way I am

    and nothing you can tell me can change the fact that I can walk out of my house and feel like I am beautiful. And if I see anyone messing with some one because they are tall, short, fat, skinny, black, white, or any other physical trait they seem to not like, you can best...
    RandomStumble RandomStumble 18-21, F May 18, 2014

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    Hey there. For the longest time,

    I believed that I wasn't as pretty as guys were telling me and the cause was because I am a bigger girl. I felt that because I was a big girl that I surely wasn't pretty. But, I've come to terms with my body and in accepting myself, I'm also embracing myself. So here I am, a...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    What sort of bothers me is

    when I see a girl who's smaller than me, call themselves fat. It makes me wonder if they consider themselves fat then when they look at me I must be HUGE and I am. I'm 311 lbs and 5'11 which makes me look a bit smaller but I am overweight. I feel the need to say that everyone is...
    MsKimberlyBones MsKimberlyBones 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Just Hiding In Bubble Wrap

    I have always been one of the bigger kids... really it started in 3rd grade. I was often teased, mostly because I gained so much weight and that my family couldn't afford to get me clothes that fit right. All through elementary and middle school I had a tough time...
    Sammantha88 Sammantha88 18-21 5 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    My Body

    I have been overweight my entire life.  I was ALWAYS teased and picked on while I was in school.  However, now that I'm 30 years old, I don't care what people say.  I would LOVE to be thin, but I'm not as ashamed of my body as I was 10 years ago.  I'm proud...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    I Am Very Beautiful

    I am overweight, but I am very beautiful. I used to model plus size clothes in High School. I am always told how hot I am. I am extremely beautiful and I know it.
    bigbeautifulwoman82 bigbeautifulwoman82 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    Did Not Always Believe It

    I have been a size 18/20 from around the age of 15. Puberty hit me early (age 9). Even when I was still incredibly thin (and I was for quite a while), I always felt I had to lose 50 pounds. I never did anything to cause me to lose that weight, but I kept thinking...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 15 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Size 16/18 and Looking Good!she

    When I was growing up I was skinny. I spent all my time outside, running, swimming and riding bikes. Then puberty hit when I was about 10 or 11. Yeah, skinny? Went out the window. I had developed quickly but definitely not quietly! I remember my teacher in 5th grade telling me...
    shegeek101 shegeek101 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    Rambly First Post. Hello Lovelies. :)

    I found it a bit disheartening that there were only two stories posted on here. So.... Like most of us curvier gals, I didn't always like or accept the way I look. Growing up and especially highschool was fad-diet after fad-diet. All with limited success, as one would expect...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 15 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Yup,I sure am,You don't have to be skinny to be

    beautiful:)ppl have asked me how much iweigh ,160lbs,don't care who knows,i,am who i'am
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 44 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Life Of A Teenage P L U S Size.

    My Mother Used to Call Me "Skinny Mini" I'm Guess i was really Skinny When i was younger. However When i reached age 5, i was always carrying a little extra weight. Here and there i would add some pounds. I Used to be a very active little girl. i miss that girl. That girl is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Dangerous Curves!

    As a young teenager I was very thin. I was fit and muscular because I was a ballerina. At age 18 I quit dancing because I got my first job. I was too busy for exercise and dating was number one on my list. Now, 21 years later, I am plus size. After having a baby....I got boobs...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    I'm Plus Size For Now

    After dating a man for three years. That excepted me the way I was. Now I'm single and can't get a man to want me. Does it always have to be about attraction with men? Since May I have met at least 10 different men. I have been honest about my size. But we meet and I never hear...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    I like my eyes my skin

    and my piercing
    stunnahnunnah stunnahnunnah 18-21, F Oct 10, 2014

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    Size 12 Or 14 Give Or Take...

    I am what is called an Inbetweenie, I wear a size that is in both the regular section and the smaller end of plus. This means I can shop in both sections of the store! :)
    caramelappledreams caramelappledreams 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    It's taken years, but I have finally come to

    accept my appearance. I love the way I look. I love my curves and my squishy belly. My appearance is truly unique and beautiful. I used to think my fat was disgusting and no one would love me because of my back rolls. That I would be hated by others for my jiggly arms and...
    Twon Twon 22-25 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    My friend mark said the 2 twits are

    accessible *****..they are good for one thing....haaaaahaaaa....if that one hates banging for 10 years now right? Haaaaaahaaa
    happinessisthway23 happinessisthway23 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    Being plus sized is a challenge.

    You have a constant voice in your head telling you to lose weight and be a "normal" size. But then you also have a voice that tells you that you are beautiful and to be confident in who you are. But you can't forget the voices outside your mind, nagging, yelling and telling...
    tomaddyandbeyond tomaddyandbeyond 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Once Upon A Time....

    ...I was a size 4. I was "gorgeous" .. But I was unhappy.. at 122 lbs, and 5'9, I was uncomfortable in my skin.. I knew I was thin but I couldn't see it. I couldn't FEEL it. I didn't feel pretty, and I worried constantly about my weight.. I got sick when I was 17... I was in an...
    simplencountry simplencountry 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Am I Really Beautiful?

    I'm 19. Growing up I was a pretty normal kid. A bit chubby but that was ok. Unlike most kids, I never got rid of my baby fat. I'm lazy, no big deal. I can't remember ever being teased about my weight. I've always been told (by family) that I'm beautiful, pretty, etc. but... One...
    amIbeautiful amIbeautiful 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Am A Heavier-Set Woman

    I am not FAT, but I am not SKINNY and CURVY. I have an hourglass figure, but with extra minutes :)
    fatherlessdaughter1995 fatherlessdaughter1995 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    It's hard with society saying you need to be a

    size 8 to be pretty. I'm a size 22 and learning to love myself, curves and all. Real men like curves. Dogs like bones ;) Self-love and confidence are sexy attributes! When life throws you curves embrace them! ;)
    ifoundhim ifoundhim 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 14

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    Plus Beautiful The Wonderful World Of Pageantry.

    My name is Gia Jones, I was a runway model in my teens, very slender and it was a great life. One child, some abusive relationships and the family genes 35 years old found me on the heavier side of things. I had low self esteem and was just withdrawn and depressed. I focused on...
    giajones giajones 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    There's No Denying It

    They're living proof that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2009

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    In today's society, the stands of beauty are

    defined by thinner women. Particularly celebrities and models alike. Yet, anyone deemed "too big" even if that means they don't have a thigh gap, they're ostracized by the media. There are men that like thin women and that's perfectly fine, but I don't think bigger girls should...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I'm a size 12/ 14 which is considered "big" by

    society. There have been days that I wish I was petite and dainty. I felt like no man would want me. In the past, guys always made negatives about both my height and body build. Today, I'm happy to be my size and height! I have a lot going for me in the looks and intelligence...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 10

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    Fat Or Big

    I have always been the FAT girl. It wasn't until I met my husband that I realized that it was ok to be BIG. It's not easy when your dad and sibling are health nuts, and you hear your whole life that you will never meet someone who will love you just because you are FAT. I spend...
    udidwhatwhere udidwhatwhere 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Self Realization

    I am a 43 year old woman who worked in the motion picture industry for almost 20 years, where everything is about glamour.  Recently, I stopped working because of illness.  In less than a year, becaue of my medications and inactivity, I gained 80 pounds, taking me...
    bargainsdirectly bargainsdirectly 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    I Need More Confidence!

    So ever since I was little I've been a chubby girl. As I went through my teen years I've had boyfriends and guys tell me I'm beautiful, but for some reason I never feel it. I wish I did have more confidence. Advice would be appreciated :)<3
    NikkiRose1996 NikkiRose1996 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    Look At Me

    When you are a Plus Size Woman, people like to tell you that you are pretty in the face...not a pretty person.  They tend to act like being full figured, voluptuous, fluffy, heavy set, curvy, thick, or a little chunky is a disgrace and that we should all resemble that of a...
    ChaoticReason ChaoticReason 36-40, F Nov 19, 2013

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    recently ive run into a whole bunch of these

    fat shaming videos and comments because of a new show tlc is making called my fat fabulous life and so many people saidnso many ignorant things like being fat is a choice and its goodnthat they will die fast and rid the eaath of theor disgusting bodies and ive never laughed so...
    cookii cookii 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Becoming Me

    Now I'm learning to luv all of it but it take time and work. No women is ugly you are beautiful on the outside and inside.
    Musicpassion19 Musicpassion19 16-17, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Being Plus Sized

    Being plus-sized you can hear some mean things, yet you can also hear how beautiful you are in your own skin. I can remember being younger and hating having boobs (not for very long) and guys calling me "fat" now I am extrememly happy with myself I mean of course I could fit up...
    olliegirl09 olliegirl09 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Finally Feeling Comfortable

    I was five foot three in the fifth grade. I was probably sporting about a size 8 in juniors and I had been playing basketball for a few years now. Since I was a little kid, school-mates and family members (not my parents thankfully) tortured me about being bigger...
    Edesia Edesia 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Loving yourself is the most beautiful quality

    anyone could have. No matter your size, gender, sexuality, or race.
    maygababe maygababe 22-25, F Feb 7

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    Ha Ha

     ha ha ...the other day ..this girl makes a comment about my weight...and I just had to turn around and say ..yeah and I am 215 pounds of hotter then you =) ..and some guy goes damn right ....made me happy. 
    novaj novaj 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2009

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    There's No Denying It

    They're living proof that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes
    Tummie Tummie 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2009

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    I am tired of hating my body.

    Even when I lost weight I wasn't happy, and now I've decided that I am tired of hating my body and I am daring the world to love the looks of me as is!
    craftymom24 craftymom24 41-45, F Oct 16, 2014

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    People always say "u dress nice

    for a big girl", no I just dress nice period. People love me for my humorous and classy attitude but u always got that one hater that always got something to say about about ur size. Keep ur constructive criticism to urself *******.
    someoneunimportant03 someoneunimportant03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I weigh 160 pounds and in five foot four I have

    curves and a booty a slim stomach and I have hips and cute little pair of breasts. being curvy is hard for me at times cause other chics wear their size 6 and I have to wear my size 11
    hunni19 hunni19 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    hello everyone! I'm new to this,

    and I came looking for some other beautiful plus sized women to become friends with, that understands what it's really like to be a plus sized woman in today's world! I look forward to meeting yall!
    BuggsMom BuggsMom 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Resistance!

    Well I have been a big girl for many years. Even at my smallest I was a 14-16. Once I met my partner, my weight shot up and I weighed my heaviest on our wedding day. He loves me for who I am but for a long time I couldnt. Now, I still shudder sometimes at unflattering sights of...
    JellyBellyDarbs JellyBellyDarbs 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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